- Real name
- Aleksandr Kostyliev
- Date of birth
- 2nd October 1997 (26 years)
$1 million - $4 million
$1 million - $4 million
Aleksandr Kostilev, popularly known as S1mple, is a well-known professional Counter-Strike Global Offensive player, famous for his role as an AWPer for Natus Vincere. He is a very popular esports player in the world because of his expertise in the tournaments he participated in.
If you are curious about S1mple, you’re in for a treat; because in this article, we will know more about S1mple, such as his early life, biography, career, stats, and the most interesting of all, S1mple’s net worth!
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S1mple is one of the best players in the world of esports. He started playing Counter-Strike when he was 13 years old and played for a professional team in the later months of 2013. Since then, he has also become a Twitch streamer who gathers thousand and thousand of viewers in each of his live stream.
S1mple’s real name is Aleksandr Kostyliev. He was born in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 2, 1997. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and his hair color is brown. There is currently no information about his educational background.
Even as a kid, S1mple had already shown interest in games. At only four years old, he was introduced to the game Counter-Strike by his older brother. He had been playing for fun growing up. When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released in 2012, he shifted to playing that game and joined his first professional team a year later.
Initially, S1mple was part of team LAN DODGERS. It was his first team. However, shortly after that, he was signed by Courage Gaming later in 2013. His career started soaring since then.
In 2014, S1mple was signed by a large organization called Hellraisers, where he joined his esports idols: Dosia, Markeloff, Kucher, and ANGE1.
By 2015, S1mple was removed from Hellraisers due to the controversy about his rude comment on Germans. In that same year, he had an ESL wire ban because of cheating allegations. Moreover, it was extended to 2016 because of ban evasion. S1mple said that the alleged cheating was on Counter-Strike 1.6, but many people from the Global Offensive community suspected that the cause of his ESL wire ban was from Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
In that same year, he was signed by Flipsid3, but his time on the label was cut short when the team lost the semi-finals at ESWC2015.
Unfortunately for S1mple, 2015 was not a good year for him, because even his teammates called him “toxic”.
In early 2016, S1mple moved to America after his short stint studying Silbo Gomero at a university. He wanted to have a fresh start and wanted to follow his American dream, that’s why he moved to the US.
This created a major turnaround in S1mple’s career, and his following achievements since then only proved that his decision to move to America was the best decision he’s ever had.
That year, he became a Team Liquid player alongside Spencer “Hiko” Martin who became his friend when Hiko was standing in for Flipsid3 in ESWC2015.
When S1mple joined Team Liquid, they reached the semifinals at the first major of MLG Major Championship: Columbus. Team Liquid lost to Luminosity Gaming.
At ESL One Cologne 2016, S1mple once again played for Team Liquid. They were once again stopped by the same Brazilian lineup from SK (formerly Luminosity Gaming). On the flip side, even though they lost, they made a record of being the first North American team to reach a major final.
In 2017, S1mple started playing for Natus Vincere but his role as a sniper instead of an AWPer because at this time, GuardiaN was still the team’s AWPer. This year, although S1mple did not get much success, he was still awarded the 8th placement in the HLTV Top 20 in that same year.
By 2018, S1mple became the MVP at StarSeries Season 7. Natus Vincere also came 3rd to 4th in the first major of that year.
S1mple plays CS: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) and he made a record of becoming the youngest player who ranked number one in the world in the game. In 2019, S1mple has won a lot of tournaments, including six majors. He made history by achieving the highest earnings of $100,000 prize pool in a single year, across esports.
S1mple gets his earnings from playing professionally, as well as streaming on Twitch. As of June 2022, he has a total of 3.2 million followers on the platform. He currently does not have a YouTube channel, however, a lot of his game highlights are on Youtube, uploaded by his fans.
S1mple has an average of 20K-25K viewers per stream. With the ads running on his stream, as well as the partnership with Twitch, he earns a hefty amount of money. He also earns from having monthly Twitch subscribers, donations, and gifts in his streams.
S1mple’s earnings from being a Twitch streamer and his salary from Natus Vincere are estimated to be at about $80K each month.
Including his esports earnings such as the prize money from tournaments he participated in, and his brand endorsements, S1mple’s estimated net worth is to be from $1 million – $4 million.
S1imple does not have a YouTube channel, therefore, he doesn’t earn anything on this platform.
S1mple is fortunate enough to have brand endorsements and some of these are:
Although there were challenges in S1mple’s career, he still rose above them. He had failures, yet he’s become very successful in esports. Because he continued to persevere, he’s reached the peak of his success in the field.
He’s been featured in magazines, made history, and more. S1mple is an example of someone who always pushes himself to do his best, and it totally paid off. As of today, S1mple has become one of the best players in the world. What a feat!